A new Ronnie Ventana mystery After a fifteen-year absence Ronnie Ventana's high school friend, Analisa Bugatti, turns up in San Francisco with a couple of babies in tow. During lunch at a Chinatown restaurant, Analisa vanishes, leaving Ronnie with the two kids. Is Analisa in trouble, or simply criminally irresponsible? Rather than plunge the children into the bureaucratic quagmire of Child Protective Services, Ronnie gives her friend the benefit of the doubt and temporarily stashes the kids with a grumbling Blackie Coogan while she sets out to find her friend. It doesn?t take long for Ronnie to realise that Analisa is involved in a sting involving stolen babies ? but who is masterminding it?